Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) proclaimed on Tuesday night that President Trump is a white supremacist following an exchange with debate moderator Chris Wallace, who asked Trump to condemn white supremacist groups despite the president having repeatedly done so in the past.
During the first presidential debate, Wallace falsely implied that the president never condemned white supremacists despite Trump’s history of doing so repeatedly.
Wallace: You have repeatedly criticized the vice president for not specifically calling out Antifa and other left-wing extremist groups.
But are you willing tonight to condemn white supremacists and militia group and to say that they need to stand down and not add to the violence in a number of these cities as we saw in Kenosha and as we’ve seen in Portland?
Four things are clear from the transcript below: Wallace refused to accept “sure” for an answer and demanded Trump (and only Trump) condemn extremists onstage.
Donald Trump is a white supremacist.
People have been warning about this for a long time.
They were ridiculed, called hyperbolic & radical – not bc they were wrong, but bc others couldn’t accept that our country elected a supremacist as President.
This is fascism at our door. https://t.co/sahloCJt25
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 30, 2020